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  1. Hi All. I've been using my LT and PC with a 30' AES cable since I got the PC, and it works fine. I use the flat setting on the PC and I don't do any present speaker selecting, so the Plus is overkill (a secondary point), but I wonder about using a plain XLR instead. This would be better in case the AES cable fails because I have extra XLRs but not AES. I experimented with using an XLR and found that the PC's input gain light was lower (green more often) than when I use the AES cable. It would make it frustrating if I needed toswap out an XLR during an AES cable failure. So: Has anyone else noticed this output difference? Are there any advantages in my case for using the AES? I'd really appreciate your thoughts!
  2. 3.50.0, which still has the bug. Thank you.
  3. Hi All. I want to get my Helix LT (3.50.0) display (eight spots total - four in top row, four in bottom) to work like the following: during a song: top four: snaps, bottom four: stomps changing presets: (press UP or DOWN button): all eight: preset choices Fiddling with global settings and the MODE switch, I've been able to get #1 working, but UP/DOWN causes only the top 4 to show preset choices, leaving the bottom four showing stomps. It's probably something simple, but I'd really appreciate your help. Thanks! (Note: I'm still dealing with this bug, but I'm don't know if it's related to this post or not.)
  4. I hear you, and yes, I thought something similar, but it's the singer's band, he is good, moves around a lot, and great on stage. Also, there ain't much around my area at the moment, so I'm going for it. Who knows how it'll go, but that's the nature of bands in my experience. I'm treating it as a learning opportunity (always). Thanks!
  5. Hi Folks. I've been gigging with an LT since 2016, but I've always been one of two "melodic" (I could use a better term) instruments, either another guitar or keys. Now I've joined a neighborhood cover band (no studio work, just live shows) where it'll be drums, bass, guitar (me), and a non-playing singer. By nature I'm not an equipment tweaker (more of a just-the-basics type), and until now I've made do with a small set of general presets (clean, crunch, saturated; American, Brit, etc.) with a few stomps that give me enough flexibility to fill my role. But with my new position as sole guitarist, I'd like to better leverage the Helix's power. I'd love to get your thoughts on where I could stretch a little and apply the Helix to this situation. For example, I have a slight reverb on all patches (a recommendation I found here) but I don't use dual cabs, fancy paths (other than a continuation on the second line to get more CPU), multiple amps at once, delays, etc. Thanks! (Note that getting a fuller tone is part of my strategy, with the arguably more crucial one being coming up with great arrangements, working closely with the bass player, soloing differently, etc.)
  6. Re FRFR, there are many to choose from, and people have made almost any of them work from what I’ve read. I tried the QSC K10 and found I could not get rid of a low mid bump. Highs were harsh too, but that’s my experience. Ended up with a PowerCab 112+, which I like better. Note that the helix sounds best cranked up - I forget the technical name of that effect. Good luck!
  7. Hey Folks. I find myself using the three Solo models for much of my cover band gigging, but I'm not happy with my saturated lead (and sometimes rhythm) tone. I like the level of distortion in the OD channel, but it's harsh in the highs. I love how the crunch gets dirty, but the bottom end is flubby for those low leads. Any tips from you Solo lovers? Thanks!!
  8. Brilliant discovery, Mike. Question: Did you try a factory reset?
  9. Hi Folks. I'm having a strange problem with my LT. When using the BANK UP and BANK DOWN footswitch buttons on the left, I've sometimes seen display weirdness as I scroll. One time the bottom row was empty except for one preset, and at practice last night the bottom row showed all the same preset (see pic). Has anyone seen this before? Is there a fix? Thank you. Version: 3.11.0 ("Your Helix LT device is up to date with firmware version 3.11.") Mode: Performance View Global Settings: Footswitches: Stomp Select: Touch. Preset Mode Switches: Snap/Stomp. Snapshot Mode Switches: Auto Return. Up/Down Switches: Banks. Swap Up/Down: Off
  10. Hi Folks. Just now getting to trying this feature out. As others pointed out, the LT seems limited regarding the leftmost two (and rightmost 2?) footswitch buttons. Is it true that we cannot assign to these? If so, why should that be? Hardware-wise, is it any different conceptually that the non-LT? Thank you. (P.S. Note that HX Edit does let me assign in the Command Center window...)
  11. Sorry to hear about your trouble, tdawgg :-/ That might be something different from mine. Good luck.
  12. Worked! I should have recorded before and after settings - I wonder which of them made the difference. Something to do with the digital out I bet. Nice work L6.
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